Hampshire Open Studios 2017

My first exhibition with Hampshire Open Studios has been a resounding success!  Everyday I have had visitors who have been thrilled to see my work and see me working.  As this was my first exhibition it took a lot of work to get things ready.  I need to convert my...
Gracie Cat Portrait

Gracie Cat Portrait

It was a great pleasure to paint Gracie – a beautiful 2 year old cream and blue British short hair cat.  Martha her owner who is a jewellery maker knew the perfect photo to send me to show Gracie in the best light.  This shot of Gracie was taken with her sat on...

Molly Portrait

I’ve been trying to get to grips with a new paper for skin – not a new paper for me but I’d never successfully used it for skin before.  Sometimes things just click – often the ‘click’ follows a lot of frustration and practice 🙂 So...

Wedding Portraits

I’ve recently started painting wedding portraits.  The painting on the right was my first portrait of a wedding with the happy couple looking out at all their friends and family.  Proud husband and glowing bride.  It’s always a pleasure to paint portraits...

Terry Wogan Portrait

I wanted to do something very special for Children in Need and with the sad passing of the great man who was at the forefront of the event I felt a portrait of the great man would be a fitting portrait. Firstly I had to find a photo and the photographer to ask...
Riverdance Horse Portrait

Riverdance Horse Portrait

I’ve got a ladies evening for Macmillan Cancer coming up and it dawned on me that I have nothing to demonstrate my style except photos of past commissions. Doh!  So this portrait is for my own collection.  the horse is called Riverdance-H aka Hans from a photo...
Oscar’s Dog Portrait

Oscar’s Dog Portrait

A local portrait of a beautiful and intelligent dog – Oscar the Cocker Spaniel – he’s a working dog. I wanted to paint Oscar in the summer but he had a very short hair cut and his owner I wanted to wait until it had grown a bit.I spent a lot of time...
Murphy the Black Labrador

Murphy the Black Labrador

I was asked to paint Murphy who is a nearly 3 year old beautiful black Labrador by his mummy Ness.   Ness sent me a number of digital photos to choose from including a studio photo of when he was a puppy.  You would think that a studio photo would be an excellent...